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Winging It!

In this amazing, free-flying presentation, a variety of exotic and native birds will demonstrate their natural abilities and some will even soar right over your head! With the help of these fine feathered ambassadors, trainers will clear up fact from fiction. We'll keep you on your talons with audience participation and pop quizzes, fun and fascinating conservation facts and tips on how people can help protect wildlife and animal habitats.

Winging It! Show Schedule 2024

Winging It! takes place in the Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena at alternating times.
Admission is $3.95/person. See below for more ticket information. Shows are approximately 20 minutes long.


Shows run daily May 24 - Aug. 25, plus Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 - Sept. 2.

Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Friday-Monday: 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Labor Day weekend: 9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Note: Show will take place at 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on June 21.


Tickets: $3.95/person (ages 2+); Children under age 2 are free.

Zoo members may redeem their Member Tickets for show tickets at the ticket booth.

Winging It is included in the Adventure Pass.

About Tickets

Tickets can be purchased at the Arena ticket booth at Sea Lion Sound. The show is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited. The schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

Service animals are not permitted at Winging It. Click for more info.

Featured Animals

Some birds you may see in the show include:

  • American Barn Owl

  • Black-Crowned Night Heron

  • African Grey Parrot

  • Harris's Hawk

  • White-bellied Stork

  • Bald Eagle

Avian Encounter (Seasonal)

You don't need wings to get a bird's-eye view of some of the Saint Louis Zoo’s bird show stars. This tour allows guests to enjoy a meet-and-greet with both the birds and their trainers. Who-who-who wants a photo with an owl? Or an up-close encounter with a macaw? This tour is for bird enthusiasts eager to learn about our fascinating feathered friends.

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